Boating Maintenance Tip of the Day:
Nothing can be more maddening than a roll of masking tape that won't unroll, but only comes off in little bits. You're ready to start your bottom or boot stripe paint job, and the tape roll just won't cooperate. Before tossing it in the trash, an ornery roll of tape can often be brought back to life with a quick blitz in the microwave. Don't overcook it: 5 to 10 seconds is often more than enough to revitalize the adhesive and return the roll to taping nirvana.